I arrived long before sunrise and just watched the immense motion underway. Soon I was in awe of the power of nature and quickly concluded that wanted to create an image that displayed motion, power, fire, and uncertainty. Using the low ISO settings of the D810, I knew I could obtain a low speed exposure without using ND filters – this would allow for the motion of the water. I also knew that the steam would be blurred and concluded that this motion would add another dimension to the image. Focusing in near-dark conditions was a challenge, forcing me to concentrate on the only area of contrast that I could find - the edge of the rocks.
Shooting details: Nikon D810, Nikkor 200-400mm at 300mm, ISO 40, f/8 at 1/5 sec.